Hello everyone and welcome to my first Essential Oils Class!
So how long have oils been around? They were first mentioned by name in the Biblical book of Genesis, Chapter 37, when Joseph was sold to slave traders.
All oils in the world fall into 1 of 4 categories: Grade A, B, C, and D.
Grade A is the only one that could be termed therapeutic, made from organically grown plants and distilled at low temperatures.
Grade B oils are food grade, but may contain synthetics, pesticides, fertilizers, chemical extenders, or carrier oils.
Grade C oils are perfume oils that often contain adulterating chemicals. They usually use solvents, for example hexane, to gain a higher yield of oil per harvest. Solvents can be cancerous, and are in many store-bought oils. They may also be diluted 80-95 percent with alcohol.
Grade D is called “floral water”, which is aromatic only and is usually a byproduct of Grade A distillation. After all the oil is pulled out, the leftover trash water is sold to companies which will fill 5 percent of the bottle with this leftover trash water, fill the rest with carriers, and label it “pure”.
Grade A is the only true pure oil. Grade D would be like walking to your fridge, pulling out that banana daiquiri you made earlier and diluting it 95 percent before you drink it. (sharp intake of breath by the minions) It wouldn’t have the full effect of the banana daiquiri.
One of the things that stands out to this skellie is Young Living’s Seed to Seal process. It’s a promise of integrity. Gary Young, (the head guy) has said that he never makes an oil for profit, he makes it for a purpose. Seed to Seal means that each plant is hand-weeded, there are no pesticides used, no chemicals, and no weed killers. The plants are harvested at their peak and put through a vigorous testing process. Then they go from the farm directly to your home. Seed to Seal is not just a slogan, it’s a promise. I will put links at the end of my presentation so that you can go read more if you would like.
It takes a great deal of work to produce a tiny amount of essential oil:
60,000 rose blossoms provide only 1 ounce of rose oil.
Lavender is abundant – 220 pounds will provide 7 pounds of oil.
Jasmine flowers must be picked by hand before the sun becomes hot on the very first day that they open, making it one of the most expensive oils in the world! It takes 8 million hand-picked blossoms to produce 2.2 pounds of oil.
A Sandalwood tree must be 30 years old and 30 feet high before it can be cut down for distillation.
Gertrude, you have a question? Are the oils safe? There are certain oils that are photosensitive, meaning you don’t want to wear them and go outside. These are mostly citrus oils like grapefruit, lemon, etc. When using oils on your skin, always watch for redness and dilute with a carrier oil. Dilute oils on children, because their skin is more permeable and absorbs the oil more quickly. What is carrier oil? It’s fatty oil like olive oil or coconut oil, and its molecules are much larger than those of essential oils. Using carrier oil with an essential slows down the rate the body (or skeleton, as in my case) can absorb the essential oil because it has to ping pong through the large molecules of the carrier oil to get to your skin. Be wary of putting the oils topically near your eyes. Some oils, like peppermint, can cause a burning sensation. If you are place an oil near your eye, apply the oil with a Q-tip instead of tipping the oil bottle near your face.
and Steampunk tea brought by our dear Rose. We even have banana donuts courtesy of the minions;
While we all have a snack, my loyal assistant will get some samples of the oils for us to enjoy.
While Mr. Skellie was getting acquainted with some of our guests during the break,
So, how do you begin? With a Young Living Premium Starter Kit. As my human will tell you, we are a frugal lot around here and it’s the only thing on the Young Living website that’s half off. If you take the diffuser out, you’re literally getting 11 bottles of therapeutic grade oil for $70. You can’t even get it that cheap at the grocery store. Each bottle has 90 drops of oil in it…that’s 90 applications. Who wouldn’t pay 6 cents for a drop of Thieves to dull the pain of an aching tooth? The kit also comes with bottles to share the oils with your family and friends, an AromaGlide roll-on cap to apply the oils on the go, and samples of Ningxia Red for full system support. I would love to see every single one of you on Ningxia! It’s our first line of defense in immune support! You also get a diffuser with the kit AND a lifetime wholesale membership. That means 24 percent off your oils for life. Every single order is 24 percent off. To maintain wholesale membership, you have to spend $50 in a calendar year of oils YOU select. That’s like 2 bottles of Thieves Household cleaner,
So, where do you start? Go to http://bit.ly/themorins scroll down and press the “Join Now” button. The sponsor and enroller number should be put in for you automatically and just fill out the form and follow the instructions. You can then choose which premium starter kit you would like to order. Young Living has even started to use Paypal to make things easier for us!
Do you have bills that won’t quit and you’re getting tired of living paycheck to paycheck? Do you need a leg up?
firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be happy to send you out one. Oh, here’s the other link I promised you about the Seed to Seal: seedtoseal.com
So I want to thank you all so much for listening and I hope you all go on to a more toxic free, healthy life! And don't forget to take your first step and go to http://bit.ly/themorins and join up!